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MES Lecture Series - Heads and Horror: Men's Severed Heads from the Bible to Netflix

Kelly J. Murphy, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Central Michigan University
Monday, April 1, 2019
4:00-5:30 PM
2022 202 S. Thayer Map
Judith and Holofernes. Salome and John the Baptist. Sheila and Gary. Stories of severed heads have long horrified and hypnotized audiences. “Heads and Horror” will explore how tales of decapitation, both ancient and contemporary, simultaneously reveal human aspirations and anxieties: What does it mean to be human? How are gender and power linked? And what happens when severed heads don’t stay dead?
Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Free, History, Lecture, Middle East Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Middle East Studies, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Global Islamic Studies Center

The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).